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Taylor High School to Present Les MisérablesTaylor High School to Present Les Misérables2019-01-18T15:36:43Z<div class="ExternalClass96E7D1D40E54453A9E1120A655CE060B"><p>James E. Taylor High School Fine Arts Department presents <em>Les Misérables</em> School Edition.  Considered to be in the top ten most popular musicals of all-time, <em>Les Misérables</em> is adapted by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg from the Victor Hugo's landmark novel set amidst 19<sup>th</sup> century France's social change and political revolution.</p><p>The story follows Jean Valjean (played by senior Jarrod Wells) imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread to save his starving niece.  Upon release on parole, Inspector Javert (sophomore Jacob Lewis) tells Valjean that he will never be more than a thief.  Valjean finds life outside of prison harsh as a literally branded man.  After finding unexpected kindness from the bishop (senior Daniel Oluoha), Valjean breaks parole and creates a new identity and life for himself.  Time passes and Valjean is now the mayor and a successful businessman.  When he finds his former employee Fantine (senior Abigail Boyce) on death's bed, he vows to care for her daughter Cosette (fourth grader Maddie Derr,) whom he must buy off the con artist couple, the Thénardiers (senior James McCann and junior Ashleigh Townsend).  As Cosette (sophomore Caitlin Zimmerman) grows to become a woman, economic and political changes places Paris on the verge of a revolution.  Cosette falls in love with student revolutionary Marius (junior Ryan Lauer).  Valjean joins the revolution to protect the man his daughter loves while also being pursued by his nemesis Inspector Javert.  </p><p>Epic, grand and uplifting, <em>Les Misérables</em> packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through pop opera overflows with memorable melodies.  James E. Taylor's collaborative multi-disciplinary production features the talents of theatre, choir, band, and orchestra students.</p><p>Performances take place on January 24, 25, and 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the James E. Taylor Performing Arts Center. All general admission tickets are $10.  Reserved tickets are $15.  Premium Reserved Tickets (including hors d'oeuvres and an exclusive photo opportunity) are $35.  All tickets are available online at <a href="http://www.taylorplaymakers.org/">www.taylorplaymakers.org</a>. <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Performing Arts: Legally BlondePerforming Arts: Legally Blonde2019-01-17T14:09:17Z<div class="ExternalClass4F593B34900644B1AC5D9880A1A53664"><p>Mayde Creek High School Fine Arts Department Presents:<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:32px;">Legally Blonde</span></p><p>For the love of all things pink, join us as we present <em>Legally Blonde</em> at MCHS Performing Arts Center January 24, 25, and 26 at 7:00 p.m., with an additional matinee on January 26 at 2:00 p.m. Follow our not-so-dumb blonde hero, Elle Woods, on her journey of self-discovery as she goes where no Delta Nu sorority girl has ever gone before - Harvard Law School! "What? Like it's hard?" Tickets can be purchased in advance at <a href="http://www.mchstheatre.org/">www.mchstheatre.org</a>. </p><p><strong><em>Legally Blonde </em></strong><strong>Performances: </strong></p><p><strong></strong>7:00 p.m.:  January 24th through the 26th</p><p>2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.:  January 26th </p><p><strong>TICKETS: </strong></p><p>Advanced: Students $10<br></p><p>Adults: $12</p><p>Door:Students: $12 and Adults: $15</p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Names New Superintendent of SchoolsKaty ISD Names New Superintendent of Schools2019-01-15T04:28:34Z<div class="ExternalClass8DBFBD071CF2430A803710635295A9E1"><p>Katy ISD Board of Trustees voted 7-0 to name Ken Gregorski as the new superintendent of schools.<br></p><p>Gregorski is a veteran educator with 26 years of experience in public education. Having served as a teacher, associate principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and deputy superintendent in school districts of different sizes and varying needs, he has demonstrated the ability to lead with determination, vision, and a deep understanding of a community's priorities. He is also the father of two secondary students currently enrolled in Katy ISD schools. </p><p>"It is my mission to provide leadership and direction for Katy ISD to ensure our educational system is based upon the needs of our students, standards of excellence and equity, and on community goals," said new Superintendent of Schools Ken Gregorski.</p><p>During his tenure as deputy superintendent, Gregorski played an integral role in laying the groundwork for the current model of student learning in Katy ISD through his supervision of the School Leadership and Support Department, Human Resources, and the Athletics Department. As superintendent of schools, it is expected that Gregorski will maintain Katy ISD's current direction, sustain its continuity of leadership, and guide the District toward fulfilling the goals of its five-year strategic plan.<br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Gregorski,%20Kenneth-%20017%204x5.jpg" alt="Gregorski, Kenneth- 017 4x5.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:444px;" /><br></p></div>
Opportunity to Review Instructional MaterialsOpportunity to Review Instructional Materials2019-01-10T22:03:42Z<div class="ExternalClass5A2A1FE4AF804BC4B1ED1CD09E310D7B"><p>Parents of Katy ISD students will have an opportunity to review instructional materials for K-5 English Language Arts and Spanish Language Arts, Grades 6-8 English Language Arts, Grades 7-8 English Learners Language Arts, and Personal Financial Literacy. These materials will be implemented during the 2019-2020 school year. They will be on display during business hours (8:00 AM-4:00 PM) for parent and community input at the Education Support Complex on January 14-25, 2019. In addition, instructional materials will be also available for review after working hours on Tuesday, January 15 and Thursday, January 24 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. </p><p> <br></p><p>Padres de estudiantes de Katy ISD tendrán la oportunidad de revisar materiales de enseñanza mismos que incluirán materiales para los grados K-5 en Artes lingüísticas en Inglés y Español, para los grados 6-8 en Artes lingüísticas en inglés, para los grados 7-8 en Artes lingüísticas para los estudiantes que están aprendiendo inglés e instrucción financiera personal. Estos materiales serán implementados durante el año escolar 2019-2020. Dichos materiales de instrucción, estarán en exhibición durante horas de oficina (8:00 AM-4:0 PM) para los padres y la comunidad en el Complejo de Apoyo Educativo (ESC) del 14 al 25 de enero, 2019 durante horas de oficina. Además, los materiales de instrucción estarán disponibles para revisión, el martes, 15 de enero del 2019 y el jueves 24 de enero, 2019 de las 5:00 PM a las 8:00 PM.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Miller Career & Technology Open HouseMiller Career & Technology Open House2019-01-09T15:02:19Z<div class="ExternalClassE5D7F26F85464588839181681FD7CFA8"><p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/010819_MCTC_Open%20House%20Event%20Flyer.jpg" alt="010819_MCTC_Open House Event Flyer.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:471px;" /><br></p></div>
Welcome Back Katy ISD!Welcome Back Katy ISD!2019-01-07T21:04:11Z<div class="ExternalClass5545F7FE8FE441D2982A33B98688AD28"><p>With the holidays behind us, we say hello to 2019!!<br></p><p>Acting Superintendent Ken Gregorski shares a special welcome back message for our teachers, staff, students and community.  </p><p>Happy new year Katy ISD!<br></p><p><a href="https://youtu.be/9clkwyMrPlE" title="Welcome Back Katy ISD!"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/010719_Thumbnail_Welcome%20Back%20Video.jpg" alt="010719_Thumbnail_Welcome Back Video.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Earns Place on AP District Honor RollKaty ISD Earns Place on AP District Honor Roll2018-12-20T16:03:17Z<div class="ExternalClass8A14B14871EE4445AAD9456B0A90040B"><p>Katy Independent School District is one of 373 school districts in the United States and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9<sup>th</sup> Annual AP<sup>®</sup> District Honor Roll<strong> </strong>for increasing access to Advanced Placement (AP) course work.<br></p><p>AP final scores are reported on a 5-point scale with 5 being extremely well qualified, 4 is well qualified, 3 is qualified, 2 is possibly qualified and 1 is a no recommendation.<br><span style="text-align:justify;"><br>"From 2017 to 2018, the number of AP exams administered in Katy ISD increased by 20 percent and the number of students participating in AP exams increased by 25 percent," said Alene Lindley, Katy ISD Director of Secondary Curriculum, GT and Advanced Academics.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">"In Katy ISD, 77.4 percent of the 2018 AP exams were scored at a three (3) or better, validating the hard work of both students and teachers," added Lindley.</span><br></p><p>To be included on the AP District Honor Roll, participating districts must: </p><ul><li>Increase participation/access to AP course work by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts and at least 11 percent in small districts.</li><li>Increase or maintain the percentage of exams taken by Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students who scored a 3 or higher on at least one AP exam.</li><li>Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2018 scoring a three (3) or higher to those in 2016, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher. </li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information on the AP District Honor Roll, visit the <a href="https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/awards/district-honor-roll">College Board website.</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Attendance Boundary Modifications Approved for New Junior HighAttendance Boundary Modifications Approved for New Junior High2018-12-18T22:03:52Z<div class="ExternalClass32927EB2AC0A40DF83B3134D3EE53714"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">With the construction of Junior High #16 set to be completed just in time for the 2019-20 school year, Board of Trustee members considered and discussed attendance boundary modification (ABM) options which would address the fast growth taking place in the southwest quadrant of Katy ISD.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">During the December Regular Board meeting, Trustees approved Option #1 which can be viewed on the </span><a href="/abm/Pages/ABM-2019-2020-JH16.aspx" style="text-align:justify;">Attendance Boundary Modification website</a><span style="text-align:justify;">.</span></p><p>"Thanks to the voter approved November 2017 Bond, Junior High #16 will open in August of 2019." said Chief Operations Officer Lee Crews.  "Junior High #16 will open near capacity enrollment and provide population relief to Tays, WoodCreek and Seven Lakes junior high schools," added Crews.  </p><p>After careful consideration, Option #1 was determined to be the best long-term solution for balancing Junior High enrollment in the southwest quadrant of Katy ISD. <br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/121818_ABM%20Opt1%20for%20JH%2016.pptx.jpg" alt="121818_ABM Opt1 for JH 16.pptx.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:434px;" /><br></p><p><br></p></div>

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